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Beach Status

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Duxbury Beach Operations Division.


Group Use of Duxbury Beach

With its open space and beautiful scenery, Duxbury Beach is a popular site for group outings. While Duxbury Beach Reservation welcomes groups to Duxbury Beach, we do require that all groups submit their plans for review and approval. To ensure that visitors enjoy the best experience possible, please review the information pertinent to your group type: private group, school visit, commercial use, public event; and submit the appropriate application form within the necessary timeframe. 

Note: During our High Season, April 1 - Sept 15, specific locations have very limited access.

All visitors are expected to be familiar with and follow beach regulations. Failure to do so may impact future use of site. As group coordinator, you are responsible for your group participants.

Duxbury Beach Rules & Regulations

If you have questions, please contact us at:

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Private Groups at Duxbury Beach

All vehicles traveling to the crossovers and front beach must have an OSV (Over Sand Vehicle) permit purchased through the Town of Duxbury. Private vehicles parked in the Resident Lot require a Resident sticker.  If your guests do not have the required sticker, arrangements may be possible at Duxbury Beach Park.

Access to specific locations may be limited during our High Season (April 1 - Sept 15).

Small Groups (less than 20 people): 

Without set-up (beach chairs are okay): An application is not required but you may want to inquire about scheduled work projects to avoid disruptions during your gathering. Your desired site cannot be reserved. 

With set-up (tent, caterer, chairs, etc): An application is required. Complete the Group Use Application

Private Groups Over 20 people - includes Corporate, Church, Preschool, Scout, other Non-profit Organizations: Click Here for Group Use Form

Without set-up (beach chairs ok):

  • Complete Group Use Application for review by Duxbury Beach Reservation & Town of Duxbury Beach Operations Dept.

  • Allow at least 4 weeks for review process

With set-up (tables, chairs, caterer, etc):

  • Complete Group Use Application for consideration by Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc & Town of Duxbury Beach Operations Dept.

  • Pay beach usage fee (determined by impact on beach operations, will be provided upon review of Group Use Form)  

  • Provide Safety Plan and Certificate of Liability Insurance if requested

  • Allow at least 8 weeks for review process

Note: Events that are open to the public and/or that charge an admission/entry fee must contact the Town of Duxbury and complete an Event Permit Application at least 8 weeks prior to the event. For information, contact: Michelle Seda-Stotts at

School Visits to Duxbury Beach 

School Field Trips: Duxbury Beach Reservation looks forward to working with local schools and students that want to use Duxbury Beach as an outdoor classroom. Be aware that many schools schedule field trips in the spring and fall. To ensure that everyone has the space necessary for a meaningful experience, we require that schools schedule their visits using the School Field Trip Application.

Two options - both require reservations:
1) Enhance your visit with an educational program presented by Mass Audubon or Duxbury Bay Maritime School educators. Both organizations have trained staff who will work with you to tailor programs to your needs and age group. Porta-potties are available. Program fees and availability determined by organization.

Contacts:  Mass Audubon, Chris Hitchener,

Duxbury Bay Maritime School, McKenzie Thompson, 


2) Visit the beach on your own for self-directed fun. Park at Duxbury Beach Park (at the Blakeman’s Pavilion) which has restrooms and food available. Reservations are necessary, fee is based on size of group.

Commercial Use of Duxbury Beach

Production Companies 


Commercial Photography



Public Events on Duxbury Beach

All events that are open to the public and/or that charge an admission/entry fee must contact the Town of Duxbury for an Event Permit Application. At least 8 weeks notice is necessary for review by town departments and approval by Duxbury SelectBoard.  

For more information contact: Michelle Seda-Stotts at

Private Groups
School Visits
Commercial Use
Publc Events
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